Type of College

Private - Aided

Accreditation & Recognition





University of Delhi, New Delhi

About Lady Irwin College - University of Delhi

Established on 11th November 1932, under the patronage of the then Vicereine, Lady Dorothy Irwin, Lady Irwin College, University of Delhi, Central Delhi, is a constituent college of the University of Delhi. The college is well known for offering courses in food technology and home science.

Lady Irwin College is affiliated with University of Delhi, New Delhi and it was recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) under section 2(f) & 12(B) under Act, 1956. The college is also approved and recognized by National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE), Jaipur to offer B.Ed courses.

As lady Irwin College was conferred the position of a grant-in-aid college, the government fixes the facilities to be provided to the students and the amount of fees to be paid.

Under the patronage of the Maharanis of Baroda and Bhopal and Lady Dorothy Irwin, wife of Lord Irwin, Viceroy of India, Lady Irwin College was established. The management of the college was under the All India Women’s Education Fund Association till the year 1950. After this, it came under the affiliation of the University of Delhi. At this point, the degree course, B.Sc. in Home Science was started.

Lady Irwin College offers B.Ed. in Special Education (MR) and in Home Science. It also offers a PG Diploma in Dietetics and Public Health Nutrition (DDPHN) and Bachelors in Home Science. Currently, the college offers Masters Programmes and Ph.D. in Human Development & Childhood Studies, Food and Nutrition, Resource Management & Design Application, Fabric & Apparel Science and Development Communication & Extension.
The different courses have different admission criteria. One has to log into the college website to see the cut-off marks specified by the college for each course. An online application form enables the applicants to fill in their academic and extra-curricular achievements.


  • Lady Irwin College has a vision of developing the skills of women to empower them and inculcate a spirit of service with the help of research and state of the art education leading to national development, leadership, and innovation


  • The college is on a mission to train and develop young women so that they get professional employment; contribute towards economic and social advancement by valuing our traditions and culture; frame national development strategies by training the trainers and developing their critical analysis and research skills; strengthen the association with other professionals and research and teaching institutions; and boost community extension and outreach
  • The college has a vibrant campus life with a wide range of opportunities to fill your free time
  • The college has an impressive and pollution-free campus with panoramic green surroundings, elegant landscaping and beautiful flower-beds
  • The college has separate individual departments for all subjects with young, dynamic faculty and non-teaching staff and with good results
  • The college has the most eminent Faculty members and they are really well qualified, experienced and truly committed towards enhancement and development of the students
  • The college has well-equipped with modern facilities like library, laboratory, classrooms, computer lab, seminar halls, hostel, canteen, multipurpose halls, playground, & hostel etc.
  • A sufficient number of classrooms with varying sizes are made available for the smooth conduct of different classes in the college
  • The college has a library with a good number of books (both text and reference) on various subjects to meet the needs of the students as well as the teachers with reading room facility. Daily Newspapers and selected journals are also regularly subscribed
  • State of the Art Laboratories with sufficient space and all the necessary equipment are made available to various departments
  • The college has taken up the responsibility of imparting necessary, effective and practical education to the students so that they can reach great heights and attain maximum achievements in their life
  • Internet facilities may be availed by the students and teachers as per their needs
  • The Transportation facility is available for students
  • The college has a significant presence in the field of research. A number of major & minor research projects are awarded to the faculty members by the UGC and other bodies
  • The college has a large playground with well-equipment for different sports like Cricket, Football, Volleyball, Hockey, Badminton and so on
  • A medical facility has been available in the college for the benefit of the students
  • State Government and Central Government offers a number of scholarships to the meritorious students and the students belonging to SC / ST / OBC
  • The institution has provided ICT facilities like computers, projectors, audio-visual gadgets, scanners and printers to the departments and also other aids and a huge number of availability of books for effective delivery of curriculum and for inculcating the knowledge of the subject
  • A special complaint cell (Sexual Harassment Cell) has been formed for the female students in the college. Students can directly complain orally or by written application to the head of the cell. Apart from this, Ragging is strictly prohibited on the college campus
  • To sharpen the skill of students and their personality development, various curricular and extra-curricular activities are the regular features of the institution
  • The college also provides NCC training to its students. The NCC cadets attend different camps and earn pride for themselves and for the college
  • The college Unit NSS Wing performs a different type of social services within and outside of the area
  • The college also organizes workshops, seminars, and conferences for improving teaching skills and methodology
  • The college consists Women Cell to help female students. This cell helps and guides girls to sort out from their personal problem and avoid them from any harassment
Levels of study
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Bachelor of Education Full Time 2 Years 10+2+3
Streams Mode Duration Eligibilty
Bachelor of Science (Honors) in Food Technology Full Time 3 Years 10+2
Bachelor of Science (Honors) in Home Science Full Time 3 Years 10+2
Bachelor of Science in Home Science Full Time 3 Years 10+2
Master of Science in Foods and Nutrition Full Time 2 Years Graduation
Additional Courses
Streams Mode Duration Eligibility
Master of Science in Human Development and Childhood Studies Full Time 2 Years Bachelor's Degree
Master of Science in Development Communication & Extension Full Time 2 Years Bachelor's Degree
Master of Science in Resource Management & Design Application Full Time 2 Years Bachelor's Degree
Master of Science in Fabric and Apparel Science Full Time 2 Years Bachelor's Degree
Doctor of Philosophy in Food and Nutrition Full Time 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 Years Master's / M.Phil Degree
Doctor of Philosophy in Human Development and Childhood Studies Full Time 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 Years Master's / M.Phil Degree
Doctor of Philosophy in Development Communication & Extension Full Time 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 Years Master's / M.Phil Degree
Doctor of Philosophy in Resource Management & Design Application Full Time 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 Years Master's / M.Phil Degree
Doctor of Philosophy in Fabric and Apparel Science Full Time 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 Years Master's / M.Phil Degree
  • Library
  • Sports
  • Hostel
  • Laboratories
  • Internet
  • Auditorium
  • Classroom
  • Placement
  • Scholarship
  • Workshop
  • Wi-Fi
  • Seminar Halls
  • CCTV Surveillance System
  • Playground
  • Reading Rooms
  • Multipurpose Hall
  • Conference Hall
  • N.S.S.
  • Medical Facility
  • Counseling Centre
  • Outdoor Stadium
  • Common Rooms
  • Computer Lab
  • Cafeteria/Canteen
  • Bus Facility
  • Anti Ragging
  • Women Cell
  • Anti-Sexual Harassment Committee
  • Public Transportation
  • Soft Skills Training
  • Training
  • Shooting Ranges





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